Thursday, April 20

Plenary Session 1 (9:30 – 11:15 am)

Ground Zero for North Texas Growth

Moderated by Brian Moen, City of Frisco

  • Plano’s Legacy Business Area Development and Transportation
    Lloyd Neal, City of Plano
  • Frisco’s 5 Billion Dollar Mile
    Joel Fitts, City of Frisco
  • Building of Dallas Cowboys HQ and Ford Center at the Star
    Ron Patterson, City of Frisco

Plenary Session 2 (1:30 – 3:00 pm)

Smart Cities/Innovative Technologies

Moderated by John Habermann, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

  • San Antonio Smart Cities Initiatives
    Marc Jacobson, City of San Antonio
  • Signal Data Sharing, Automated Performance Measures, Adaptive Control
    Brian Moen, City of Frisco
  • Panel Discussion on ITE's role in Smart Cities
    Eric Rensel, Gannet Flemming, Presiding
    — Marc Jacobson, City of San Antonio
    — Brian Moen, City of Frisco
    — Dale Picha, Texas Department of Transportation
    — Chris Poe, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Student Poster Session (3:00 – 3:30 pm)

  • Estimating Freeway Route Travel Time Reliability from Data on Component Links and Associated Cost Implications
    Kartikeya Jha, Texas A&M University
  • Comparisons of Discretionary Lane Changing Behavior
    Matt Vechione, University of Texas at El Paso

Concurrent Sessions 3A and 3B (3:30 – 5:00 pm)

New Technologies in Transportation

Moderated by Linc Wright, AZTEC Engineers

  • Validating Trafficware SynchroGreen Adaptive Traffic Control System Using Modern Tools
    Marshall Cheek and Bill Ische, Trafficware
  • Adaptive Control in Montgomery County
    Eric Nelson, Fourth Dimension and Ian Lee, Twincrest Technologies
  • Defeating Barriers and Using Big Data to Improve Traffic Management
    David Charko, Miovision


Moderated by Zina Schwartz, AIA Engineers

  • Brownsville and Matamoros Railroad Relocation Project
    John Hudson, JWH and Assoiciates
  • I-66 Active Traffic Management
    Randy Dittberner, Lee Engineering
  • Preemption of Traffic Signals near Railroad Grade Crossings
    Tom Urbanik, Kittleson & Associates
  • Traffic Control during Super Bowl LI
    Teofilio Rebagay, City of Houston

Friday, April 21

Concurrent Sessions 4A and 4B (8:30 – 10:00 am)

Municipal Traffic Engineer Issues

Moderated by John Denholm, Lee Engineering

  • Reverse Engineer a TIA
    Troy Rother, City of College Station
  • Pedestrian and Vehicle Operator Interactions – Responsibilities, Permissions, and Prohibitions
    Ronnie Bell, City of Austin
  • Handling of Numerous Special Events
    Robert Caskey and Curtis Jarecki, City of Frisco
  • Update on 2017 Legislative Session
    Rebecca Hernandez, NCTCOG


Moderated by Norman Hogue, Dunaway Associates

  • Remaking the Business 77 Corridor
    Chris Evilia, Waco MPO and Kevin St. Jacques, Freese and Nichols
  • Crash Experience - Before/After in Washtenaw County Michigan
    James Valenta, Midwestern Software Solutions
  • TxDOT Roundabout Implementation
    Kenneth Mora, Texas Department of Transportation

Student Poster Session (10:00 – 10:30 am)

  • See session above for student presenters.

Concurrent Sessions 5A and 5B (10:30 am – 12:00 pm)

Transportation for Hire

Moderated by Kevin St. Jacques, Freese and Nichols

  • Austin’s Experience with Uber, Lyft and Regulations
    Carlton Thomas, ABIA
  • Tyler’s Experience with Transporation For Hire
    Peter Eng, City of Tyler
  • DCTA and Transportation for Hire
    Jim Cline, DCTA
  • Autonomous Vehicles in our Transportation Mix
    Thomas Bamonte, North Central Texas COG

Panel Discussion on Public Agency Traffic Engineering

Moderated by Robert Wunderlich, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

  • Garry Ford, City of New Braunfels
  • Anna Martin, City of Austin
  • Matthew Tilke, City of Plano
  • Chris Debaillon, Fort Bend County
  • Alyssa Rodriguez, City of Henderson